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Lois McMaster Bujold (November 2, 1949, Columbus, Ohio) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy works. November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ...

Lois McMaster Bujold
Lois McMaster Bujold

Bujold is best known for her series of novels featuring Miles Vorkosigan, a severely disabled interstellar spy and mercenary admiral from the planet Barrayar, set approximately 1000 years in our future. The series demonstrates Bujold's mastery of various science fiction genres and sub-genres. Earlier titles are generally firmly in the space opera tradition with no shortage of battles, conspiracies, and wild twists, while in more recent volumes Miles becomes a detective. In A Civil Campaign, Bujold explores yet another genre: a high-society romance with a plot that pays tribute to Georgette Heyer (as acknowledged in the dedication). It centers on a catastrophic dinner party, with misunderstandings and dialogue justifying the subtitle "A Comedy of Biology and Manners". Her psychological insights and creation of complex characters are particularly appreciated by many readers. Lois McMaster Bujold, 1996 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Miles Vorkosigan is the fictional hero of a series of novels and short stories by Lois McMaster Bujold known as the Vorkosigan Saga. ... Barrayar is a planet in Lois McMaster Bujolds Vorkosigan Saga series of novels and stories. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Space opera is a subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that emphasizes romantic adventure, interstellar travel, and space battles where the main storyline is centered around interstellar conflict and character drama. ... Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction that centres upon the investigation of a crime, usually murder, by a detective, either professional or amateur. ... Georgette Heyer, (pronounced hair), (August 16, 1902 – July 4, 1974) was a historical romance and detective story novelist. ...


There is considerable debate among readers as the best order to read the Vorkosigan series. Some favor reading in publication order, some in order of internal chronology, and some other orders. This illustrates the widely held view that this series consists of a set of independent works which none the less gain from their inter-relations. The author has stated that her Miles Naismith Vorkorsigan series structure is modeled after the Horatio Hornblower books documenting the life of a single person. In themes and echoes, they also reflect Dorothy L. Sayers' mystery character Lord Peter Wimsey.Bujold has also said that part of the challenge of writing a series is that many readers will encounter the stories in "utterly random order," so she must provide sufficient background in each of them without being excessively repetitious. Most recent printings of her Vorksosigan tales do include an appendix at the end summarizing the internal chronology of the series. Horatio Hornblower is a fictional officer in the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, originally the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester, and later the subject of films and television programs. ... Dorothy Leigh Sayers (Oxford, 13 June 1893 – Witham, 17 December 1957) was a British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist. ... Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey is a fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Dorothy L. Sayers. ...


Bujold is a highly successful writer, having won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel four times, a record matched only by Robert A. Heinlein. She has also won the Nebula award for best novel twice, and her novella "The Mountains of Mourning" won both prizes. In the fantasy sphere, The Curse of Chalion won the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature and was nominated for the 2002 World Fantasy Award for best novel, and her fourth Hugo for a novel was for Paladin of Souls. The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... Heinlein autographing at the 1976 Worldcon Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most influential and controversial authors in science fiction. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... The Mythopoeic Awards for literature and literary studies are given by the Mythopoeic Society to authors of outstanding works in the fields of myth, fantasy, and the scholarly study of these areas. ... First awarded in 1975, the World Fantasy Awards are handed out annually at the World Fantasy Convention (WFC) to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy. ...


Bujold currently lives in Minnesota. She is divorced and has two children. Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ...

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Major Writings

The Vorkosigan Saga

Listed in series order: The Vorkosigan Saga is a series of science-fiction novels and short stories by Lois McMaster Bujold, most of which concern Miles Vorkosigan, a disabled aristocrat from the planet Barrayar who creates his own private army at the age of just seventeen. ...

  • "Dreamweaver's Dilemma" [set in the Vorkosigan universe long before the rest of the series] (1995) (included in collection Dreamweaver's Dilemma) Nesfa Press
  • Falling Free [set approximately 200 years before the birth of Miles Vorkosigan] (1988) -- Nebula Award
  • Shards of Honor [set approximately 1 year before the birth of Miles Vorkosigan] (1986)
  • Barrayar (1991) -- Hugo Award
  • The Warrior's Apprentice (1986)
  • "The Mountains of Mourning" (1989) (included in Borders of Infinity) -- Hugo Award, Nebula Award. First published in Analog magazine. Available online via the Baen Free Library
  • The Vor Game (1990) -- Hugo Award
  • Cetaganda (1995)
  • Ethan of Athos [Miles Vorkosigan is referred to, but does not actually appear, in this novel] (1986)
  • "Labyrinth" (1989) (included in Borders of Infinity)--First published in Analog magazine.
  • Borders of Infinity (1989) (Collection of three short stories/novellas tied together with an original frame story interspliced between them. Also the title of one of the three short stories.)
  • "The Borders of Infinity" (1987) (included in Borders of Infinity) -- First published in Freelancers
  • Brothers in Arms (1989)
  • Mirror Dance (1994) -- Hugo Award
  • Memory (1996)
  • Komarr (1998)
  • A Civil Campaign (2000)
  • "Winterfair Gifts" (2003 in Croatian and Russian, 2004 in English) -- First published in Irresistible Forces, a Science Fiction/Romance genre crossover anthology edited by Catherine Asaro. The Winterfair Gifts shortstory/novella is also availible as a standalone ebook from Fictionwise.
  • Diplomatic Immunity (2002)

Omnibus Volumes: Ethan of Athos is a science fiction novel which is part of the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold. ...

  • Cordelia's Honor (contains Shards of Honor, Barrayar)
  • Young Miles (contains The Warrior's Apprentice, "The Mountains of Mourning", The Vor Game)
  • Miles, Mystery, and Mayhem (contains Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos, "Labyrinth")
  • Miles Errant ("The Borders of Infinity", Brothers in Arms, Mirror Dance)

Audiobooks: "Books-on-tape/cd" versions of Falling Free, Shards of Honor, Barrayar, The Warrior's Apprentice, The Vor Game, Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos, Borders of Infinity, and Brothers in Arms are produced by The Reader's Chair.


Fantasy Novels

The Curse of Chalion is a 2001 fantasy novel by Lois McMaster Bujold. ... Paladin of Souls is a 2003 fantasy novel by Lois McMaster Bujold. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... Published 2005. ...

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Lois McMaster Bujold (born November 2, 1949) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy works.
Bujold is best known for her series of novels featuring Miles Vorkosigan, a severely-disabled interstellar spy and mercenary admiral from the planet Barrayar, set approximately 1000 years in our future.
Bujold is a highly successful writer, having won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel 4 times, a record matched only by Robert Heinlein.
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